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Armstrong faces more lawsuits, report

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-03-02 10:15

WASHINGTON - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was facing two more lawsuits on Friday after his admission to drug use during his seven Tour de France victories.

The Acceptance Insurance Company and Tailwind Sports Corporation sue Armstrong, claiming he committed fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours, according to the report of Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Armstrong faces more lawsuits, report

Lance Armstrong walks back to his car after running at Mount Royal park with fans in Montreal in this August 29, 2012 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

Acceptance is seeking a three million US dollars repayment of bonus paid to Armstrong for his first three Tour victories.

Previously, he already faced lawsuits from the government, Texas insurance company SCA and British newspaper Sunday Times.

Armstrong was stripped of all competition results from August 1998 including his seven Tour titles last year after the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation showed he played a key part in a sophisticated doping program on his US Postal Service team.

After years of denial, he finally made an admission of doping in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey in January, in which he said he used a combination of blood-doping transfusions, blood-boosting EPO and testosterone throughout his career.

 

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